Aldir Blanc

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Aldir Blanc
Birth nameAldir Blanc Mendes
BornSeptember 2, 1946 (1946-09-02) (age 72)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Occupation(s)songwriter, singer
InstrumentsSinger, drummer
Years active1963–present

Aldir Blanc (born Aldir Blanc Mendes, on September 2, 1946) is a Brazilian author of crônicas (journalistic vignettes, chronicles) and lyricist. He co-composed many songs with singer-songwriter João Bosco, guitarist Guinga, and others.

Elis Regina recorded several of his songs, most notably "O bêbado e a equilibrista". Another song of his is "Resposta ao tempo" (with lyrics by Cristovão Bastos), a ballad that became one of Nana Caymmi's most famous songs, and which was recorded by many other musicians thereafter, amongst them Milton Nascimento and Aldir Blanc himself.

Blanc's work 1972-1987 was analyzed by Prof. Charles A. Perrone in Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song MPB 1965-1985 (U Texas P, 1989).